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August 14, 2014

Music video alert: Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Free’ is a galaxy-sized mess

Plus: A new video from Michael Jackson is released on Twitter and Taylor Swift goes “Ew!”

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Timothy Finn blogs about the Kansas City music scene

We don’t know if Ariana Grande has ever seen the freaky classic sci-fi schlock film “Barbarella,” but that’s the first thing that came to mind when we saw her new video for “Break Free.”

If you have a hankering for cheesy alien puppets, lipstick lasers and bazooka bras, this thing will be right in your wheelhouse.

Michael Jackson’s — camp? estate? graverobbers? — people released a video for a song called “A Place With No Name.” Listen closely and tell us if you also hear America’s “A Horse With No Name” in the verses. The song also has a chorus that’s going to give seizures to the grammar nerds around you. We couldn’t find an embed code, so go here to see it.

Taylor Swift was on “The Tonight Show” last night, playing an obnoxious teenager in Jimmy Fallon’s recurring “Ew!” sketch. Love the Scrabble tile necklace.

And, finally, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keene is in a new commercial for AT&T, but, more importantly, Texas Monthly blogged today that REK may have helped solve texting and driving.

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